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The US destroyer USS John Finn sailed through the Taiwan Strait on January 24 and hyped it up. Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command, slammed such provocative move in a written statement released on Wednesday.
The troops of the Theater Command always remain high alert to resolutely defend China's national sovereignty, security, and maritime rights and interests, and safeguard the peace and stability in the South China Sea.
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit northwest China's Xinjiang at 2:09 am on Jan. 23. Immediately after the earthquake, the PLA Xinjiang Military Command and the PAP Xinjiang Corps launched their emergency response mechanisms for disaster rescue and relief operations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for comprehensively enhancing the troops' combat readiness during an inspection of a group army headquartered in the country's northeast.
The first-batch 165 members of the 12th Chinese peacekeeping contingent to South Sudan (Wau) set off from the mission area and returned home on December 1, after completing their one-year peacekeeping mission, according to the rotation deployment order.